Wounded Warriors celebrate 7th annual hunting event

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It can be difficult for wounded veterans to return home from the battlefield but one group is trying to change that.

People lined the entrance to Nemours Plantation, cheering the Wounded Warriors as they came in.

"It's nice to see everybody supporting us," said Denver Houck.

"I started getting goose bumps and tears when I drove through here," said Craig Carp.

Each warrior comes home with a remarkable story of heroism and courage. They will get the chance to share their stories all while doing something they love, hunting.

On Oct. 24 and Oct. 25, the soldiers will get the chance to go on to 25 different plantations in Beaufort County with a guide and skilled hunter.

Mark Peterson is one of the organizers and volunteers making this hunt a success.

"The wounded warriors have served and sacrificed greatly. Whatever we can do for them isn't enough. This is something they deserve. It's a Patriotic event," said Peterson.

A patriotic event that includes all Wounded Warriors. Vietnam Veteran Marcus O'Bryan has his wife help him hunt. That's because he is legally blind.

"She loves the outdoors and I was blessed 23 years ago. She loves to hunt and go fishing also," said O'Bryan.

Ryan Wheeler was another warrior there. He was injured just last year.

"I was in Afghanistan. I was in the back of a truck and was hit with IED. This is awesome to talk to other people who have been in the same situation as you've been in. I love it. I think it's an awesome idea to have this going every year," said Wheeler.

Organizers hope that this is just one of the many ways they can celebrate and honor the warriors for what they've done for our Country.

The hunters will go back out in the woods again on Oct. 25. In addition to the Wounded Warriors, 10 injured children, as well as 10 disabled hunters, were also invited to go hunting. To find out about some other Wounded Warrior events and how you can donate to the cause, visit www.scilwcountry.org.

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